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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Crooked
 
  Crooked as a snake with the colic.
            —Samuel Hopkins Adams
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  Crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Crooked as a gimlet.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Crooked as a ram’s horn.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Crooked as Crawley brook.
            —Anonymous
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  Crooked as Robin Hood’s bow.
            —Anonymous
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  So crooked he could hide behind a corkscrew.
            —Anonymous
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  So crooked he could sleep in a roundhouse.
            —Anonymous
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  Crooked as the streets of Boston.
            —Arlo Bates
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                Crooked runs
Like a Turk verse along a scimitar.
            —Robert Browning
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  Crooked as the letter Z.
            —Francis Grose (Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue)
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  As crooked as a cammocke.
            —John Lyly
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  Crooked as an auger.
            —Otheman Stevens
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